Rahul Sivarajan


Assistant Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Friday, October 20, 2023

Professional Experience: 

Total Years: 3.5 years

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Faculty (author) Identifiers
Academic Background

Ph.D. in Management & Labour Studies (Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai) May 2023
M.A in Human Resource Management & Labour Relations (Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai) May 2014
B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering (SCMS School of Engineering & Technology, Kochi) July 2007

Areas of Interest

a) Employee Retention
b) Psychological Contract
c) Career Management
d) Organisational Commitment
e) Platform Labour
f) Work-Family Interface

Significant Publications

• Sivarajan, R.; Varma, A. M. & Reshmi (2021). To Jugaad or Not? How Mumbai’s Gig Workers Thrive Against Psychological Contract Discrepancies. South Asian Journal of Human Resource Management, 8(1), 103-132. (ABDC-C)
• Varma, A. M. & Sivarajan, R. (2020). Normalizing Maternal Stoicism at the Workplace: Understanding Indian Mothers at Work. Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, 56(2), 292-303. (ABDC-C)
• Sivarajan, R., Varma, A. M., Narzary, M., & Siju, C. (2023). Leveraging from Home: A Qualitative Study Examining Indian Nurses’ Job Demand Management during the Pandemic. South Asian Journal of Human Resources Management, 23220937221146387. (ABDC-C)
• Sivarajan, R.; Varma, A. (2023). All’s (Not) Fair in Motherhood and Work? Post-Partum Psychological Contract Breach Experiences of Indian First-Time Mothers. Asia Pacific Journal of Business Administration (ABDC-C)


a) Senior Research Fellowship (SRF), UGC India 2019-22
SRF is a Govt. of India scheme, to provide opportunities for qualified JRF scholars to undertake advanced studies and research leading to Ph.D. Degrees
b) Midstream Transition Program, TISS Mumbai 2018-19
An initiative by Tata Institute of Social Sciences, offered to research scholars with outstanding academic achievements, facilitating a faster transition to the Ph.D. program (batch topper)
c) Junior Research Fellowship (JRF), UGC India 2017-19
JRF is a Govt. of India scheme, to provide opportunities to national entrance test qualified candidates to undertake advanced studies and research leading to Ph.D. Degrees
d) National Finalist & Campus Winner, Tata Administrative Service (TAS) Business Leadership Awards (TBLA), TISS Mumbai 2014
e) Regional Finalist & Campus Winner, Deloitte Maverick Case Competition, TISS Mumbai 2012


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